Published On: Fri, Jul 29th, 2016

Highlife musician Daasebre Gyamenah is dead

97277076.295Ace highlife musician Daasebre Gyamenah is reported dead. He was said to have died in Accra Friday morning.

The Koforidua based music legend was said to have died after an illness.

At Korle Nkwanta in Koforidua in the Eastern region where Daasebre had his personal house located on a hill, his brothers and friends gathered amidst wailing when news of the death got to them.

One of his friends, Francis Amevor, aka area Commando and a neighbour Brother Kwame told Accra based radio station, Pluzz FM that they were devastated by the news.

Gyamenah spent most of his time in Koforidua but occasionally visited his wife and children in Tema.

He was recently in the news accusing radio stations for the inability of his latest album Yenfii Ta to do as well as he had wanted to on the market and blamed the radio stations for not playing his songs.

“Some radio stations are pro-Lumba and pro-Amakye Dede so although the radio stations have my songs, they have refused to play them but I know my work speaks for itself. If an artiste does not have money to promote his works, does that mean he should not receive the due recognition?” he queried in an interview with the Graphic Showbiz newspaper.

Yenfii Ta was released in 2015 and there were indications he was about releasing another album this year.

Gyamenah shot to fame in 1999 in the ‘Kokooko’ hit song collaboration with Hiplife rapper Lord Kenya and late earned the nickname ‘Ahoofe’ handsome paddy.